Prophet and the Messiah An Arab Christian's Perspective on Islam and Christianity

ISBN-10: 0830823158

ISBN-13: 9780830823154

Edition: 2002

Authors: Chawkat Moucarry

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In an age of media distortion and widespread stereotypes, Christians and Muslims need a greater understanding of each other's faith.What do Christians believe about the Bible?What do Muslims believe about the Qur'an?And what do both Christianity and Islam have to say about Jesus and Muhammad?In this evenhanded and conciliatory book Chawkat Moucarry calls Christians and Muslims to engage in genuine dialogue, urging them to relate to each other with true humility and respect. In a straightforward fashion he describes and compares the central doctrines of Christianity and Islam, explaining key beliefs and debunking common misconceptions.Christians who read this book will learn much about Islam. Likewise, Muslims who read it will discover why Christians are convinced of the truth of Christianity. Sure to provide grist for informed discussions, this rare book is one that both Muslims and Christians can fruitfully study together.
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Book details

List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 3/11/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 327
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Moucarry was born in Syria and has lived in both Muslim and Christian communities. He earned his doctorate in Islamic studies from the University of Sorbonne (Paris) and is now a tutor and lecturer in Islamic studies at All Nations Christian College in England. Moucarry is also the author of Islam and Christianity at the Crossroads.

Transliteration of Arabic Words
Introduction: From Mutual Ignorance to Genuine Dialogue
The Scriptures
The Bible and the Qur'an
Have the Scriptures Been Falsified?
The Hadith and Falsification
What Has Been Falsified?
Why the Biblical Text Has Not Been Falsified
Key Doctrines
The Greatness of God
The Problem of Sin
The Meaning of Salvation
The Kingdom of God
Jesus Christ
The Crucifixion: Illusion or Reality?
Peter and the Crucifixion
Evidence for Jesus' Death and Resurrection
The Servant King
Titles for Jesus in the Qur'an and the Bible
Is Jesus the Son of God?
Jesus' Claims in the Gospels
Islamic Interpretation of Jesus' Claims
Proof of Muhammad's Prophethood: The Qur'an and Other Miracles
Proof of Muhammad's Prophethood: Perfect Law and Political Success
Do the Scriptures Foretell the Coming of Muhammad?
Is Muhammad God's Prophet?
Is There Revelation in Islam?
Contemporary Issues
Israel or Palestine?
Love the Immigrant As Yourself
Conclusion: One God, One Humanity, One World
Muslim Theologians and Mystics
Time-line of Christian-Muslim Relations
General Index
Index of Qur'anic References
Index of Bible References
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